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First UK eBay Seller Prosecuted For Online Auction Fixing

PAUL Barrett, 39, from Stanley, is the first eBay seller in the UK to be prosecuted for online auction fixing – he bid against himself to inflate the price on his own items.

Skipton Magistrates’ Court heard that Barrett, who hires out minibuses for a living, was called “shanconpaul” when selling and “paulthebusman” when buying.

(He should learn from online poker and have pals in other parts of the world to fix the thing for him, allegedly.)

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Posted: 7th, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comment